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NORAD commander: Incursions by unmanned aircraft systems on southern border likely exceed 1,000 a month
March 15, 2024
A square, plastic aircraft with a spinning rotor on each corner flies in the air with a clear blue sky behind it.

DOD: Countering unmanned aerial system attacks a priority
November 15, 2023
A service member throws a drone into the air.

JBSA remains a no-drone zone at all installations
March 11, 2021
Joint Base San Antonio is a no-drone zone at all times at all installations. Launching, landing or operating unmanned or remote-controlled drones or model rockets is prohibited at all times. Many drone and unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, users may not know that they inadvertently pose a threat to military operations.

JBSA environmental program takes off with UAS technology
July 14, 2020
An unmanned aerial system is prepared for a test flight July 9, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas.

AFIMSC seeks to transform Air Force environmental program with latest drone technology
September 11, 2019
Ethan Jacobs, unmanned aerial system engineer, launches a UAS during a field test Sept. 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis. The UAS was equipped with Light Detection and Ranging, multi-spectral sensors and machine-learning algorithms to map, survey and inventory habitat for the golden-cheeked warbler. The field test will help the Air Force determine if UAS technology can characterize habitat better, faster and cheaper than current methods.

Enlisted Marines reach new heights with UAS capabilities
August 13, 2019
The Commander of 558 Flying Training Squadron (FTS) Lt. Col. Eric Bissonette (left) and Marine Liaison to 558 FTS Major Matthew Bailey (right) stand with two graduates from the 19-14 Basic Sensor Operator Course (BSOC) graduating class after a winging ceremony. LCpl Joshua (center left) and LCpl Tyler (center right) are the first two Marines to complete 558 FTS BSOC and go on to qualify on the MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The BSOC training program is a Air Force school which Marines have recently been doing a joint training with part of the 558 flight training squadron aboard Randolph Air Force Base

Proliferation of drones posing risk for U.S. military, expert says
August 24, 2018
There are several challenges in countering unmanned aerial systems: identifying the UAS, determining whether or not the unmanned aerial system is friend or foe, and, if foe, employing the right countermeasures.